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  October 5th, 2023 | Written by

Propane Revolutionizes Energy Resilience: Celebrating National Propane Day 2023

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In a bid to acknowledge the remarkable role of propane in ensuring energy resilience across the nation, the Propane Education & Research Council (PERC) is gearing up for the second annual National Propane Day, set to take place on October 7, 2023. This special day serves as a platform to commemorate the versatile applications of propane in sustaining various facets of American life, with a special focus on its significant contributions to material handling operations.

Jim Bunsey, the Director of Commercial Business Development at PERC, emphasized, “Propane stands as the unsung hero of the U.S. supply chain, powering material handling operations both large and small.”

Propane has been a trusted energy source for material handling operations for decades, ensuring uninterrupted power supply. Its versatility shines as it can be safely utilized both indoors and outdoors, maintaining efficient material flow while keeping emissions at bay. In contemporary times, propane fuels a range of equipment, including forklifts, terminal tractors, and light- to medium-duty vehicles.

Notably, propane boasts a low carbon footprint, exceptional efficiency, and unwavering reliability. These qualities position it as an ideal choice for bolstering the resilience of warehouses and ports. With the capability to drive both primary and backup generators, facilities can remain fully operational regardless of the status of the electrical grid.

Jim Bunsey reiterated, “National Propane Day underscores the profound impact of propane on material handling operations nationwide.”

In addition to celebrating the existing benefits of propane, PERC is also lauding the growth and production of renewable propane, marking a significant step toward achieving zero carbon emissions. Renewable propane, predominantly derived from plant and vegetable oils, animal fats, or used cooking oil, preserves the reliability, portability, and power of conventional propane, all while introducing no additional carbon emissions into the environment.

As we approach National Propane Day 2023, the propane industry stands at the forefront of ensuring energy resilience and environmental responsibility. This annual celebration promises to shed light on the invaluable contributions of propane, both traditional and renewable, in powering America’s essential operations while charting a greener path for the future.

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